Events

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Events

There is always something happening in the College of Design. Join us for art exhibits, guest lectures, conferences, and research symposia. Most of these are free and open to the public. You can join our email list to receive our Upcoming Events weekly announcement and stay in the know about the latest happenings.

Dec 14
We Just Keep Going12:00 a.m.

“We just kept going.” ~ Louise Erdrich, The Round House UO 2017-18 Common Reading Selection Sparked by this closing statement from the challenging narrative of...
December 1 2017–February 3 2018
Global Scholars Hall, Lobby Display Case

“We just kept going.”
~ Louise Erdrich, The Round House
UO 2017-18 Common Reading Selection


Sparked by this closing statement from the challenging narrative of Louise Erdrich’s The Round House, students in the Fall 2017 AAD 199: Portable Life Museum First-Year Interest Group examined questions of power and identity, inclusion and belonging, sovereignty and nationhood, care and community.

Work throughout the term culminates in this exhibit, We Just Keep Going. Students designed specific creative responses to encapsulate what they learned throughout the term or want to activate in others to change the world in some way. 

 

Dec 14
Winter Break: December 11-January 512:00 a.m.

December 11 2017–January 5 2018
Dec 14
Sports Product Design Tour with Susan Sokolowski4:00 p.m.

Come by the White Stag building downtown Portland, and see what the Sports Product Design graduate program has to offer! Tour the beautiful facilities and see some amazing work...
December 14 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
White Stag Block

Come by the White Stag building downtown Portland, and see what the Sports Product Design graduate program has to offer! Tour the beautiful facilities and see some amazing work done by current students. The group will be meeting in the White Stag Lobby, and the tour will begin at 4:00 PM.

Jan 8
Winter 2018 Classes Begin12:00 a.m.

January 8 12:00 a.m.
Jan 10
Tesla: Light, Sound, Color8:00 p.m.

|ON SALE AT THE UO TICKET OFFICE IN THE EMU|   TESLA:  LIGHT, SOUND, COLOR, a multi-media performance exploring the life and work of the elusive...
January 10–11
Hult Center for the Performing Arts

|ON SALE AT THE UO TICKET OFFICE IN THE EMU|

 

TESLA:  LIGHT, SOUND, COLOR, a multi-media performance exploring the life and work of the elusive physicist and inventor, Nikola Tesla. The show will include live performances by members of the Delgani String Quartet and Eugene Ballet Company.

This project is made possible by a Creative Heights Award from the Oregon Community Foundation with additional facilities support by the Department of Dance in the UO School of Music and Dance and the Art & Technology program in the UO College of Design.

Jan 12
Graduate Info Session: School of Planning, Public Policy and Managementnoon

As a graduate student in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management you’ll acquire the power to positively affect not just your own future, but also the people,...
November 3 2017–January 12 2018
Hendricks Hall

As a graduate student in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management you’ll acquire the power to positively affect not just your own future, but also the people, policies, organizations, communities, and environments around you.

Our School offers graduate degrees in Community & Regional Planning, Nonprofit Management, and Public Administration.

To more about our graduate programs and how you can gain a cross-disciplinary education and hands-on experience, attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

All info sessions are held in Hendricks Hall and lunch is included. 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to our Graduate Coordinator, Bob Choquette, at choquett@uoregon.edu.

Jan 18
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Jenni Sorkin6:00 p.m.

Jenni Sorkin- "California Soul: The Vessel Tradition in the Work of Peter Voulkos and June Schwarcz" Jenni Sorkin is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art...
January 18 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Jenni Sorkin- "California Soul: The Vessel Tradition in the Work of Peter Voulkos and June Schwarcz"

Jenni Sorkin is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a PhD in the History of Art from Yale University. Sorkin writes on the intersection between gender, material culture, and contemporary art. Her book, Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community was published by University of Chicago Press in 2016. She has also published widely as an art critic, and her writing has appeared in Artforum, Art Journal, Art Monthly, NU: The Nordic Art Review, Frieze, The Journal of Modern Craft, Modern Painters, and Third Text. She has written numerous in-depth catalog essays on feminist art and material culture topics, and lectures nationally and internationally.

Special thanks to the Department of the History of Art and Architecture for their support.

Jan 19
Bioinspired Design Symposium12:30 p.m.

Bioinspired design is the investigation of principles found in biological systems and applications that can be found and applied to innovation in the design world. This is a...
January 19 12:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Cedar and Spruce Rooms

Bioinspired design is the investigation of principles found in biological systems and applications that can be found and applied to innovation in the design world. This is a cross-disciplinary study that can help us develop a mechanistic understanding of the natural world that can lead to exciting new technologies. 

The goal of this symposium is to bring faculty together to share research and discuss the possibility of collaborations and new research directions.

Jan 25
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Sabrina Ratté6:00 p.m.

Sabrina Ratté: “Machine for Living” “The lecture will focus on my most recent video work contextualized within the evolution of my process over the...
January 25 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Sabrina Ratté: “Machine for Living”

“The lecture will focus on my most recent video work contextualized within the evolution of my process over the years. I will present an overview of different inspirations, discuss my approach with analog and digital video, reflect on the potential extension of video in the context of presentation, and I will talk about the different themes contained into my work such as architecture, utopia and dystopia, the real and the virtual.” - Sabrina Ratté

Sabrina Ratté is a video artist based in between Montreal and Paris. Her practice investigates virtual environments generated by analog technologies. Electricity, as raw material, is sculpted, transformed and altered digitally to be reborn as luminous and vibrating architectures. Her videos exist between abstraction and figuration, utopia and dystopia, architecture and landscape.

Her works include installations, prints, sculptures and live performances. Previous exhibitions: Dolby Gallery (San Francisco), Young Project Gallery (Los Angeles), Whitney Museum of Art (NYC), Paddles On! 1st Digital Art Auction at Phillips (New York), HEK (Basel), EMPAC (Troy), Museum of the Moving Image (New York), International Digital Arts Biennal - Bian (Montreal), PHI Center (Montreal), Arsenal (Mtl), the Lampo series (Chicago), Atonal Festival (Berlin), Elektra, MUTEK (Mtl, Mexico, Barcelona). She is represented by the Laffy Maffei Gallery in Paris.

Special thanks to the Department of Cinema Studies for their support.

Feb 6
Job Search Groupnoon

You recently graduated or are about to graduate from the UO—yay! But you aren't sure what your next move is. The pressure is on to find a job, but you find yourself...
February 6–22
White Stag Block, Suite 241

You recently graduated or are about to graduate from the UO—yay! But you aren't sure what your next move is. The pressure is on to find a job, but you find yourself wondering where to even start.

Sound familiar?

Join our upcoming Job Search Group in Portland and connect with other 2017 UO graduates and graduating students looking for work in Portland. You'll get support from a small group of peers, opportunities to connect with UO alumni and hear their job search advice, and concrete steps to get you that job!

Sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. beginning February 6 and ending February 22, 2018. Bring your lunch!

Session One (Tuesday, February 6): Knowing Yourself and Creating Your Brand
Session Two (Thursday, February 8): Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
Session Three (Tuesday, February 13): Interviewing Successfully
Session Four (Thursday, February 15): Becoming Known Through Networking
Session Five (Tuesday, February 20): Managing the Job Search Process
Session Six (Thursday, February 22): Presenting Your Job Search Plan

Space is limited to eight 2017 UO graduates or graduating seniors. There is no cost to attend.

Group will meet at the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209, Suite 241

Want to join us?

RSVP now to careerpdx@uoregon.edu or by calling 503-412-3701.

Feb 8
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Wendy Red Star12:00 a.m.

Wendy Red Star: “A Selection of Works” Artist Wendy Red Star will present a chronological look at major past works starting in 2006 to 2017. Red Star works across...
February 8 12:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Wendy Red Star: “A Selection of Works”

Artist Wendy Red Star will present a chronological look at major past works starting in 2006 to 2017. Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, Red Star’s work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star seeks to incorporate and recast her research, offering new and unexpected perspectives in work that is at once inquisitive, witty and unsettling. Intergenerational collaborative work is integral to her practice, along with creating a forum for the expression of Native women’s voices in contemporary art.

Red Star has exhibited in the United States and abroad at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier pour l’ Art Contemporain, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Portland Art Museum, Hood Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others. She served a visiting lecturer at institutions including Yale University, the Figge Art Museum, the Banff Centre, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Dartmouth College, CalArts, Flagler College, Fairhaven College, and I.D.E.A. Space in Colorado Springs. In 2015, Red Star was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. In 2016, she participated in Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy at the Portland Art Museum, and recently mounted a solo exhibition as part of the museum’s APEX series. Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from University of California, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Portland, OR.

This lecture is made possible in part by the Gordon W. Gilkey Endowed Fund, the Department of Art, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Feb 8
Q&A about Museum Careers with Kenneth Lapatin 10:00 a.m.

Interested in learning more about careers in the museum field?  Join us for a Question and Answer Session with Kenneth Lapatin, Curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty...
February 8 10:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 206

Interested in learning more about careers in the museum field?  Join us for a Question and Answer Session with Kenneth Lapatin, Curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Event is free and refreshments will be provided!

A graduate of Berkeley and Oxford, Lapatin has excavated in Greece, Italy, Israel, and England, both above ground and under water. He has curated exhibitions on topics ranging from Athenian vases, polychrome sculpture, Roman silver, and ancient gems to the reception of antiquity in the Middle Ages and the modern myth of Pompeii, and has published widely on those and other topics. He is the author and/or editor of 15 books, including Chryselephantine Statuary in the Ancient Mediterranean World; Mysteries of the Snake Goddess: Art, Desire, and the Forging of History; Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World; and Luxus: The Sumptuous Arts of Greece and Rome as well as more than 100 articles and other publications.  His principal research interests include the materials, techniques, and functions of ancient art from the Bronze Age through the Roman period, ancient luxury, the post-antique reception of classical art, the histories of collecting and scholarship, and forgery.

 

Kenneth Lapatin will also be holding a guest lecture event at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on Wednesday, February 7th at 5:30 p.m.

"Collecting and Displaying Classical Art: Some Historical, Practical, and Ethical Considerations"

The desire to possess and display ancient artworks seems to be timeless.  Whether in triumphal processions or contemporary international loan shows, statues fashioned from marble and bronze, paintings, vases, engraved gems, and other artifacts have evoked strong responses from connoisseurs, scholars, and the general public alike. This talk surveys diverse approaches to collecting Greek and Roman art, from antiquity itself to the modern day, considering how and why ancient material culture has been valued, acquired, exhibited, and preserved. Tastes, trends, and practices have evolved over time, as have views of what is laudable, acceptable, and deplorable. What are the positive and negative implications of esteem for ancient art? What are the responsibilities of contemporary museums and collectors?  How might we best preserve artifacts and contextual information that elucidates their various meanings? Through a series of case studies, this lecture explores such questions as well as issues of looting, appropriation, conservation, and display, seeking to define "best practices" in the complex cultural landscape of today's world.

Brought to you by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Science, and Humanities. 

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